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Em Cassel

Em Cassel (she/they) is a cyclist, a metalcore apologist, and a co-owner and editor of Racket.


After 12 Years, Joan as Police Woman Returns to Minneapolis

The artist is in town for a one-off show thanks to a Russian folk singer (and also, kind of, Bob Dylan).

March 3, 2023

Wild THC Edibles Article Widely Mocked

Plus MPS cyber attacks, Ojibwe language ambassadors, and St. Paul seeks snow ticketers in today's Flyover.


There Will Be No Nice Ride Program This Year—and Likely Ever Again

After 13 years, the pioneering bikeshare program is "suspending" operations, unloading equipment, and shutting down all of its stations.

March 1, 2023

What Will the DFL Do With Funding for ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’?

Plus a big ol' restaurant list, RIP to Betsy Graca, and Gravy does the fair in the Flyover.

Food & Drink

Here’s All the February Restaurant News We Could Track Down

Is it possible that just ONE Twin Cities restaurant closed in February? Almost certainly not. Feel free to correct us in the comments!

February 28, 2023

MN GOP Tries Something New: White-on-White Racism

Plus an update on the deathless Kmart, the ongoing Roof Depot fight, and a renewed push for child labor in today's Flyover.


Guess What’s Not Happening This Year

Plus a Ward 8 challenger, a reason to tax the elderly, and the U spies on its students in today's Flyover.

Food & Drink

And Just Like That, There Are 4 Boludos

Boludo Como and Boludo Uptown opened within a week of each other. Now, chef Facundo DeFraia is setting his sights beyond Minneapolis.

February 22, 2023

Employee-Owned Hy-Vee Eliminates Employee Discount

Plus another new low for the Strib Ed Board, Fleck's classroom antics, and braille menus in today's Flyover.